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Barron v Potter [1914] 1 Ch 895

By Oxbridge Law TeamUpdated 04/01/2024 07:05

Judgement for the case Barron v Potter

Table Of Contents

  • Directors of company were deadlocked; were two factions of directors, both of whom refused to turn up to board meetings called by the other side in order to prevent there being a quorum.

  • General meeting of shareholders purported to appoint an extra director to break deadlock; one group of directors challenged this decision on grounds that only directors had power to appoint directors.

Held

  • Is a default common law rule that annual general meeting has power to appoint directors where board is incapable of acting due to deadlock.

  • Thus appointment valid.

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